The Butch Seewagen Tennis Academy is where athletes are made not born! With age-appropriate equipment and court size, the program is scaled to the child’s abilities leading to improved self-confidence. We are an official site for the USTA Net Generation's Tennis 10 & Under Initiative. The best kids' tennis around!
Where children play with a purpose in order to learn the major sport skill sets that will lead them to enjoy and excel in sports.
Cross-training creates competent athletes.
CATS put the fun into kids' sports! skills practiced are
Kids will work on their locomotor skills (primarily walking, running, jumping) along with particular sports skills.
Golf skills practiced are putting and driving. Basketball skills practiced are bounce-catch, dribbling, passing, and shooting
Hockey skills practiced are stickhandling, passing, shooting, and trapping.
For over 75 years, the Seewagen Family, renown in the world of tennis, has known that physical competence
empowers children to develop a healthy self-esteem.
In 1984, CATS: Children's Athletic Training School, Inc. developed a unique cross-training curriculum with the assumption
that if a child achieves success the child will have more fun.
Kids' sports equal fun! The more success a child has the more fun the child will have leading to a lifelong love of being active.
Butch Seewagen, a former elementary school teacher and U.S. National Amateur Champion. Ranked among the world’s top 70 professionals, he competed at Wimbledon, French and U.S. Opens. Coach of four players who reached ATP top 50.
Former coach of Ivy League Champion Columbia University. (Inducted into Columbia University Athletics Hall of Fame 2018)
Member of USTA Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame. Member of Rice Athletics Hall of Fame.
Co-founder of the Children’s Athletic Training School, Inc. (CATS New York) with sister, Barbara Seewagen Steger former U.S. Top 20 Junior.
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